C.V. + Biography



2009 MFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts/ Tufts University, Boston, MA
2006 BFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1993 Bachelor of Science, Philosophy, Boston University, MA


Disco Transformer  (2012-2014)

A rolling, portable sound and light system encased in a custom-built street vendor cart that creates a temporary social space. Public deployments:

Art Basel Miami , Miami FL
Idea City, New Museum. New York NY
Maker Faire, Queens Museum of Science. New York NY
Union Square, New York NY

Bivouac (2011-2016)

A guerrilla rooftop camping experience for a small groups of participants with the artist as campfire host. Participants stash their electronics, make a communal dinner, and sleep in modular, artist-built lean-tos for one night. Public deployments :

Brooklyn NY (Summer 2011-present)
New York State (upcoming 2015)

Public Invisibility (2011)

A series of objects that protect the wearer and his/her electronic devices from surveillance and electronic eavesdropping.

WagonStation Vacation (2010-2011)

An “escape pod” built into a hillside in Joshua Tree, CA.
Collaboration with Andrea Zittel.

Public Land (2007)

An indoor “park” and temporary social space in the lobby of the Weems Center in Boston



'Text Message' Lanoue Gallery, Boston NY


'Graphic Identity' Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY
'Unseen Hand' Curated by Nikita Vishnevskiy at Knockdown Center, Queens, NY 


'18 Anonymous Facts' Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY


Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY
Christopher Stout Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Beta Residency, Newport, RI
Lawn On D, Boston, MA
SpringBreakArtShow, New York, NY


DUMBO Arts Festival, New York, NY
Hippy Priest, Honey Ramka, New York, NY
B.O.S., Brooklyn, NY


BACG, FireProof Gallery. New York, NY


Hermaphrodite, Invisible Dog Art Center. New York, NY


Engineering Eden, Allegheny College Art Gallery. Meadville, PA
Auxesis, tactileBOSCH Gallery. Cardiff, Wales
Open, International Performance Art Festival. Beijing, China
Untitled, Aidekman Arts Center, Medford, MA
The Homestead AK show, The Distillery. Boston, MA
Rants and Reciprocal Raves, Hotel Grand & Morgan. Brooklyn, NY


Powerhouse, Mobius Gallery. Boston MA
Navinki International Festival of Performance Art, Palace of Arts. Minsk, Belarus
I’ve seen bigger, Weems Center, School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA
Performance Projects, Mobius Gallery. Boston, MA


November, Laconia Gallery. Boston, MA
Untitled Document, Video Center, School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA
REACH-12, Weems Center, School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA


John Leland, “Sleepover in a Rooftop Camp.” New York Times, August 23, 2013 

Andrew Burton, “Rooftop camping in New York City.” USA Today, June 17 2013

Anna Sanders, “Urban camping: Brooklyn artist shows how to get away,” London Daily Mail, June 16 2013

Sydney Brownstone, “Artist Invites You to Go Rooftop Camping.” Village Voice, June 11 2013

Elaina Plott, “Under the Stars and Above the Streets: Artist Organizes Rooftop Campground,” New York Observer, June 11 2013

Sam Katz, Gallery Glass Episode 15 (YouTube show), September 15, 2013



            TwoTrees DUMBO, New York, NY  

            Beta Residency, Newport, RI

           Art and Law Residency Program, NY, NY

           The Homestead AK, Wasilla, AK



            Connecticut College, CT

            Connecticut College, CT

            Frog Design, New York, NY

            University of Florida, Tampa, FL “How To Make & Live” 

            Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA “Practice Makes Perfect” 

            Museum School, Boston, MA “So You Want to Be Me”

            Museum School, Boston, MA



Thomas Stevenson is an conceptual artist living in Brooklyn. His work takes the form of sculpture, video, performance and installations. Thomas’ primary focus sits within the critique of power structures and the individuals who unwittingly acquiesce to them. 

His projects have been deployed in urban streets and rooftops, in the Mojave desert, and at the New Museum’s Ideas City Festival and Art Basel Miami. His projects have been written about in the New York Times, the Village Voice, USA Today, and the New York Observer.

Thomas has an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and a BA in Philosophy from Boston University. He recently completed the Art & Law program in New York City.



phone:617 821 4499